Breckenridge Mfg. Co. - historical information
The Breckenridge Mfg. Co., maker of gas fixtures and metal goods, operated at least from 1887-1891 (based on a found 1887 advertisement and listing on the 1891 Sanborn map). In 1887, F. R. Seidensticker is indicated as the company president and J. H. Breckenridge as the secretary and treasurer. Another found 1887 advertisement shows another company, Breckenridge & Co., manfacturer of piano, organ and store stools, probably related, is in the same area and possibly at the same address. For more information, see entries listed below.
For reference, Frederick Seidensticker is listed as a designer / inventor in Google Patents as a maker of patents for the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co., and James H. Breckenridge is also listed as a designer / inventor on Google Patents (search "Breckenridge").
A. Breckenridge Mfg. Co. - historical information (by year)
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1887 - advertisement and directory listings
Breckenridge Mfg. Co. (1887). Advertisement: "F. R. Seidensticker, Pres.; J. H. Breckenridge, Sec. and Treas. ... Gas Fixtures and Art Metal Goods..." In Meriden directory for 1887, (p. 324). (Also, directory listings on p. 213 (Art Metal Goods Mfrs.), 231 (Gas Fixtures Mfrs.); p. 277 (stock company listing).] Price, Lee & Co.: New Haven, CT. (Viewed 26 September 2020. H01590; H01592; H01604; H01606).
1887 - possibly related company - advertisement and directory listings
Breckenridge & Co. (1887). Advertisement: "... Manufacturers of piano, organ and store stools, upholstered in silk and mohair plush, hair cloth, rep., etc. Corner George and Mechanic Streets..." In Meriden directory for 1887, (p. 324). (See listings on previous pages for possible listings per topic). Price, Lee & Co.: New Haven, CT. (Viewed 26 September 2020. H01590; H01604).
1891 - map
Sanborn-Perris Map Co. (1891). Meriden, Connecticut [Breckenridge Mfg. Co. on former Mechanic Street at North George Street; this company is not shown at this address on the Sanborn 1884 and 1896 maps, but possibly moved to another location]. 27 leaves. (Viewed 27 September 2020. A01025; AAA00007; E01539).
Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical companies from the Meriden area, and those that were connected to the International Silver Company; go to the historical Meriden design overview page and scroll down to section D: "ISC, predecessors & divisions" and E: "Other featured companies".